Recent News

Beth Denisch’s new piece, “The Tree House,” commissioned by The Concord Women’s Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, conductor, sets poems by Kathleen Jamie for chorus, oboe, cello, and piano. World premiere: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA at 4 PM ET.

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New composition for The Musical Arts Youth Orchestra

The Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, with support from the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Project, commissioned Denisch to write for string orchestra and percussion. The composition, “Fisherman’s Bay,” will be premiered on December 9, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Inspired by the MAYO performers and Fisherman’s Bay (photo above) in Swampscott, MA, USA.

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Sarah Pelletier, soprano, premiered Denisch’s setting of “Why – do they shut Me out of Heaven?” by Emily Dickinson. Commissioned by Berklee College of Music, performance April 4, 2016, Boston, with Lois Shapiro, piano. Berklee commissioned three composers to set the same Dickinson poem as part of the 2016 Words and Music Festival, April 4-6,

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New Review on the CD Images of Eve.

“.. Denisch’s suite Three Women was one of my favorite selections on this disc. ..  One hopes to hear more from this very imaginative composer.” -Nanette Kaplan Solomon The new CD review in IAWM, of “Images of Eve” includes the composition “Three Women” for flute and piano, recorded by Wendy Rolfe and Deborah DeWolf Emery. 

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New Live Release Coming soon!

Featuring Diane Heffner, clarinet and the New England String Quartet* performing Denisch’s music including the premiere of “Five on Five” recorded live at Brandeis’ WRSC.  * Julia Okrusko, Claudia Szlachta, Diane Heffner, Beth Denisch, Lilit Muradyan, and Ming-Hui Lin.

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New CD Coming Soon!

Live recordings of string quartets “The Hermit,” “Phantasmagoria,” and the quintet “Five on Five,” with Diane Heffner, clarinet, will be released later this year. Keep posted for updates!

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New Review and Upcoming Performance

The new CD review in GEMS, vol. 7 no. 6, of “Images of Eve” includes the composition “Three Women” for flute and piano, recorded by Wendy Rolfe and Deborah DeWolf Emery. GEMS is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research at the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society. “Three Women” will be performed by the recording artists

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Emerging Composers Concert

Guest Composer at Community Music School of Webster University, St. Louis, MO and in residence at Webster University, March 28 – April 1, 2014.

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“Three Women” CD Release

“Three Women,” for flute and piano, is featured on flutist Wendy Rolfe’s new CD: “Images of Eve” (Odyssey Discs). Flute Talk Magazine’s review says: “…enchanting …This will be an album you will listen to repeatedly.” Available at cdbaby.com and amazon.com wendyrolfe.com

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